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The Theory of Social Structure





ISBN 9780415866682
Published August 20, 2013 by Routledge
178 Pages

 
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Book Description

The main feature of this book is a discussion of 'role analysis' and its relevance to social structure. Arguing that the role system of a society is the matrix of its social structure, the author presents a detailed theoretical analysis of the problems inherent in this approach.
Chapters cover:
· The problems of role analysis.
· Conformity and deviance
· The coherence of role systems
· Degrees of abstraction
· Structure, time and reality
Originally published in 1957.

Table of Contents

· The problems of role analysis.
· Conformity and deviance
· The coherence of role systems
· Degrees of abstraction
· Structure, time and reality

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'This book is destined to be one of the great theoretical treatises of twentieth century social anthropology.' - Meyer Fortes